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Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock, Season One - The Blind Banker

Airs Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. A fast-paced, witty take on the legendary "Sherlock Holmes" crime novels, now set in present day London and starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Last Enemy") as the Baker Street sleuth.

Two men who couldn't be more different — united by ADVENTURE! Blowing away the fog of the Victorian era, the world's most famous detective enters the 21st century. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Atonement," "The Last Enemy") in the title role, Martin Freeman (THE OFFICE, UK) as Dr. John Watson and Rupert Graves ("God on Trial," "The Forsyte Saga") as Inspector Lestrade, Season One of SHERLOCK premiered in 2010.

Benedict Cumberbatch Interview

In an exclusive video interview, SHERLOCK star Benedict Cumberbatch talks about putting a 21st century twist on the famed Victorian detective, the blood, sweat and violin lessons that went into his preparation for the role and the superlative Sherlocks in whose methodical footsteps he is following.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson in MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! SHERLOCK.
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Above: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. Watson in MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! SHERLOCK.

Sherlock Book and Film Club

Find intriguing discussion questions and test your Sherlockian skills with these new MASTERPIECE Book & Film Club materials.

In with three criminally clever whodunits, "A Study in Pink" (repeats Dec. 12th), "The Blind Banker" (repeats Dec. 19) and "The Great Game" (repeats Dec. 26th), consulting detective Sherlock Holmes teams up with former army doctor John Watson to solve a dizzying array of crimes with his signature deductive reasoning. From the writers of DOCTOR WHO, SHERLOCK is co-created and written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. (Watch the interview below)

"The Blind Banker" - Turns out that living with a genius isn't so easy — just ask Dr. John Watson. Watson is scrambling to do the errands and find a job while Sherlock Holmes sits around, apparently in deep contemplation. Sherlock seems oblivious, and in no hurry to take a case.

When there's been a break-in at a bank, Sherlock inexplicably springs into action. Nothing has been stolen, only indecipherable graffiti painted on a wall. A bank employee is soon found dead in his apartment, the windows and doors locked from the inside, and Sherlock is at full, frenetic attention.

An exhausted and hungry Watson (Sherlock doesn't eat while on a case — it just slows him down) watches from the sidelines of a case of which he'll soon inexplicably find himself at the center.

UP NEXT:

KPBS will also rebroadcast all the episodes from SHERLOCK SEASON 2 on Thursday nights, beginning January 2 through January 16, 2014, leading up to the premiere of SEASON 3 on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV.

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Sherlock: The Blind Banker Preview

Airs Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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Preview: Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock

Above: A new sleuth for the 21st century comes to PBS. Blowing away the fog of the Victorian era, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective Sherlock Holmes enters 21st century London in a thrilling contemporary version. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Atonement," "The Last Enemy") in the title role, SHERLOCK premieres with three criminally clever whodunits on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

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Gatiss & Moffat: The Time for Sherlock

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Watch Sherlock: Gatiss & Moffat: The Time for Sherlock on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Above: SHERLOCK co-creators and writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat on the boyhood Sherlock fandom that fueled their new series, the casting and on-screen chemistry of their two lead characters and surprising connections between their modernized detective and "Doctor Who."

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Interviews: Producers And Cast From Sherlock

Above: Producers and cast from Masterpiece Mystery's much buzzed-about production of SHERLOCK discuss the film.

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